Christopher Wilder

Information, Intelligence, And The Internet Of Things Are Fundamentally Changing The Supply Chain

(Photo credit: Christopher R. Wilder) The digital economy is changing the game for supply chain customers. Value chains are shifting rapidly, while technology advancements are disrupting old-style operations. Additionally, traditional value chains are also on the move. Hardware Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are moving to capitalize on software and services models. Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) …

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Moor To The Story: Intel And Rackspace Announce ‘Cloud For All’

William Stanley Jevons (Image: Wikimedia Commons) In an effort to accelerate cloud adoption in the marketplace, Intel Corporation and Rackspace Hosting announced an aggressive campaign to accelerate cloud adoption. They cite Jevons paradox (normally used in energy consumption) which states, in effect, that when technology advances so do efficiency and efficacy, and user demand increases. Under this assumption, …

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RESEARCH BRIEF: Can Jabil Revolutionize the Supply Chain?

The digital economy is changing the game for supply chain customers. Value chains are shifting rapidly, while technology advancements are disrupting old-style operations. Additionally, traditional value chains are also on the move. Hardware Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are moving to capitalize on software and services models. Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) are moving into the OEM …

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Moor To The Story: Quicktake on Cisco’s Acquisition of OpenDNS

This week, Cisco Systems announced its acquisition of OpenDNS for $635M. OpenDNS is a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider for deploying security solutions that enables companies to quickly deploy applications and end-point security solutions to protect themselves and their devices from malware and viruses. This acquisition will help Cisco Systems significantly grow its security profile, especially …

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This Isn’t Your Father’s Midmarket Enterprise System: 5 Trends You Need To Know

If the Internet is the fuel for the global economy, the mid-market is the engine that makes it work from a growth, stability, and innovation perspective. Traditional enterprises have typically built and deployed systems used exclusively by employees, with a focus on internal processes, improving efficiencies, decreasing costs across all functional business areas. With the …

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Why Are Some Cloud Vendors Acting As Security Bystanders?

End-users that want to leverage the many benefits of moving to the cloud must also understand the security controls deployed within their cloud providers to ensure they are not another corporate victim of cyber criminals. They need to comprehend the dedicated security devices that are defending their data, applications and unique architecture. For vendors in the …

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Offshore Cloud Provider Calligo Leverages Old School Fundamentals to Compete in the New Economy: Nefarious Characters Need not Apply

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Julian Box, CEO of Calligo Limited. Calligo is an upcoming cloud provider based on the Isle of Jersey in the Channel Islands off the Coast of France.  Many people think that doing business in the Channel Islands means tax-shelters and nefarious characters.  Some of this may be …

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IFS World Conference: It is True — Enterprise Application Vendors Must Embrace The Internet of Things (IoT) or Die Trying

  Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the IFS World Conference in Boston MA.  IFS is virtually unknown in North America, but their legacy and reputation has been strong since its founding in 1983 in Linköping, Sweden.  The company develops Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Service Management (ESM), and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions. …

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Migrating Applications to the Cloud: Security, Scalability, and Sensibility Rule The Day

There are many good reasons to move from legacy infrastructure on servers to cloud-enabled solutions.  Most revolve around reducing operating costs and making your business more nimble.  However, moving to the cloud will not solve all your application ills. The benefits, in most cases, outweigh the downs. Depending on the application, vendors need to make …

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HP Cloud is Dead: Long Live HP Cloud

Mark Twain once said, “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” In that vein, maybe Meg Whitman would say, “The rumors of our HP’s Public Cloud’s death have been greatly exaggerated”. There is no doubt that HP’s future in the Public Cloud market is going to be challenged, especially in light of the …

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Vendors Need to Plan Ahead When Enabling Applications for the Cloud: Part 1

A wise man once said, “Buy what you can…Build what you need…Integrate for competitive advantage.”  With the evolving cloud market, this motto is even more relevant today than the early days of client/server enterprise applications. Both end-user DevOps and technology vendors are moving at a hyper-rate to migrate their applications to the cloud and out …

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Like a Dog Chasing its Tail: Everything Comes Full-Circle

Over the past 15 years, I have had the opportunity to work in, around, and on the idiosyncratic world of the industry analysts. The experience, witnessed both as a practitioner and as a consultant, in helping over two dozen organizations and our firm training over 3,500 marketing and analyst relations professionals, has taught me a …

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